Winger Singled Out Week: Tin Soldier

04/21/2014
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Winger release their brand new album, Better Days Comin', this week and to celebrate we asked Kip to tell us about some of his favorite tracks on the album. Today he tells us about the song "Tin Soldier". Here is the story:

Reb and I wanted to do a Progressive song. Something that summed up the Prog side of what we do, ala Rainbow in the rose or M16 but take it further. The Right hand keyboard riff, kind of fell into my hands, it's in 4/4 and Reb started played the ascending guitar parts instinctively in 5/4. Polyrhythm lends itself very well to this type of music.

I went on the compose several other sections that Reb and I jammed over, the arrangement took about a day. I had several lyric ideas but got stuck on finishing so I sent to by friend Donnie Purnell who sent back a version of my lyrics completed by him, Strangely without mentioning it to me, he wrote about PTSD and I had wanted to write about this for a while... It all turned out very synchronistic.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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